ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Belden Inc., a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, announces a major new release of its Hirschmann Industrial HiVision network management software. Version 5.0 of Industrial HiVision builds on the success of previous releases by adding extensive customer-driven functionality. This results in a pragmatic network management solution that meets the specific challenges of configuring and supervising an industrial Ethernet network.
Like their office counterparts, industrial networks are becoming more heterogeneous. Rarely does a network consist of equipment from a single manufacturer. HiFusion, a tool provided free of charge with Industrial HiVision v5.0, is a stand-alone application that facilitates the integration of any SNMP-capable device into Industrial HiVision. HiFusion also includes a wizard to guide users through the creation of the integration files. Industrial HiVision v5.0 now offers the best of both worlds: the device management granularity of a manufacturer-specific application and the device management diversity of a generic open network management platform.
Even as industrial networks are becoming larger and more complex, they must have the highest operational availability. This presents a unique challenge for the network management solution. Industrial HiVision v5.0 offers an intelligent response: distributed management. A network management hierarchy provides master and slave network management stations to ensure that any size of network can be supervised.
“In the office world, network management is the domain of the IT department; experts with many years of IT experience. In the industrial world, not everyone is an IT specialist. Industrial HiVision was designed from the ground up to be a product that will be used by automation engineers. The project set-up wizard in v5.0 will take you step-by-step through the most daunting task--getting started. Of course the resultant configuration can be customized later to fulfill your exact requirements,” said Product Manager Mark Cooksley.
“Network management in an industrial environment has its own set of challenges. Our customers are our inspiration. Their functionality requests are the lifeblood of Industrial HiVision. Version 5.0 has incorporated many of these requirements, resulting in a product which is best in class for consistent management of an industrial communications system,” Cooksley continued.
Seeing is believing. Words alone cannot do justice to network management software. Download Industrial HiVision at www.hivision.de/English and test it free of charge for 30 days.
For more information, visit the Industrial HiVision Network Management Software webpage.
Hirschmann, a Belden Brand, manufactures Ethernet switches, wireless access points, firewall/VPN routers and network management software for harsh industrial environments. The Hirschmann brand stands for experience and expertise in the automation, power transmission and distribution, transportation and energy industries, having pioneered the development of Ethernet as a common standard for industrial control systems. Hirschmann products ensure hassle-free and secure data communication under the harshest conditions due to their ruggedized design and construction. For more information about Hirschmann, please visit www.hirschmann.com or e-mail email@example.com for product inquiries.
Belden Inc., a global leader in high quality, end-to-end signal transmission solutions, delivers a comprehensive product portfolio designed to meet the mission-critical network infrastructure needs of industrial, enterprise and broadcast markets. With innovative solutions targeted at reliable and secure transmission of rapidly growing amounts of data, audio and video needed for today's applications, Belden is at the center of the global transformation to a connected world. Founded in 1902, the company is headquartered in St. Louis and has manufacturing capabilities in North and South America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit us at www.belden.com; follow us on Twitter: @BeldenInc
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